North win DreamHack Open Valencia over Luminosity
Luminosity chose Inferno to kick off the grand final, but things didn't go according to plan towards the beginning, as they found themselves trailing 1-3 as Terrorists despite winning the pistol round.
The Brazilian side recovered in the first gunrounds thanks to big plays from Henrique "HEN1" Teles, who clutched a 1v2 and a 1v1 on the way to a 5-3 lead. North then put their foot down with Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas combining, bringing the halftime score to 10-5 after ending it with a seven-round streak.
Luminosity yet again clinched the pistol round after a triple from Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato, but North replied once more in the forcebuy, that time on the back of valde's four-kills. That allowed the Danish side to continue racking up their lead, cruising to a 16-7 victory on the opening map after resetting their opponents in the second gunround.
Mirage followed and this time Luminosity were able to capitalize on a won pistol round, getting off to a 5-0 start as Terrorists. Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye then saved a 1v3 attempt from NEKIZ, but Luminosity winning the following round meant low economy for North.
Nonetheless, the Danes made it work as Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen turned around a 3v5 situation with a quad-kill, which led to a five-round streak going his team's way. The Brazilian side grabbed one as NEKIZ opened up the B bombsite, but North still went over to the offense with a one-round lead after securing the last two.
The Brazilian squad grabbed the second pistol round, but just like on Inferno, they weren't able to follow it up as valde stopped them in their tracks with a quad-kill in a semi-eco round. North didn't let the momentum slip away, only losing one more round before celebrating the victory at 16-9, 2-0.
|North||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|58 - 29||+29||130.6||1.88|
|38 - 25||+13||82.8||1.29|
|34 - 25||+9||75.1||1.24|
|30 - 25||+5||66.1||1.16|
|31 - 32||-1||69.9||1.07|